When I first decided to buy this dishwasher is because that I wanted to save some time, and not wasting on doing the dishes. The size is medium, I'm not sure the maximum amount of plates and bowls it can hold, normally I have 1 bowl, 1 plate, 1 cup and cutlery. The first year, the dishwasher worked divine, the second year was normal, because the first year, not only all the plates where clean, but they are shiny as well, but in second year, it's not as shiny as first year. And in third year was awful, nothing is properly cleaned and I have to clean all the plates myself again, which is such a waste of time, so I throw it way thinking about replacing it with a new one. But during Christmas and if you are going to have lots of people coming for lunch, this dishwasher won't do the job because large plates won't fit so you still have to wash by hands or change it to a bigger dishwasher. The little drawer in the top is very good, it's enough to fit the standard requirements. But I don't think I will buy this agin because I wanted to try something new. Because I was very disappointed in my third year using this, because the plates actually have things stuck on them and they look disgusting. Overall, this should be a short turn dishwasher, you cannot rely on it for more than two years. And I would certainly look for something bigger.
This original concept of the "drawer" fits exactly our requirements. Retired couple often invaded by hordes of children, grandchildren. Very easy to use and clean and so convenient to have the two drawer option. Downside? Filter is poor and needs regular cleaning. Lets things like olive pips through which wreck the pump. Takes only regular sized plates so if you have large ones prepare to wash tham by hand! Help line brilliant